Holyhead Mountain

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A very interesting start with a visit to a prehistoric hut group. The walk climaxes with a hill-fort on the summit and magnificent 360-degree views across Anglesey and out to sea. It finishes off with a walk along the cliffs, with fine views to South Stack and its lighthouse.

There are two bird reserves in the area, one of which is Ellen's Tower, visited on this walk. Here the RSPB provides telescopes for viewing the puffins and other seabirds. Visiting the tower is free.

There are 263 species of wild plants in this area, a hermitage that dates from the 3rd Century, some of the most demanding cliff climbs in the UK and in Holyhead itself there is a very well-preserved Roman fort.

Wales - North Wales - Anglesey - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland
12/5/2014 - David and Chris Stewart

Some of the waypoint positions had been wrongly placed but they should be in more or less the right place now. There are a lot of intersecting paths on the route and it's difficult sometimes to work which is which on the map, so it's really a question of keeping going in the right direction some of the time until you reach a recognisable spot. Heading to the summit is reasonably easy! If anyone is able to recheck the positions with a GPS that would be very welcome.

5/2/2014 - Andrew Edwards

Walked this on the 01/05/2014. Got a little lost on this one . The sign at Waypoint 2'Access to Foel' is no longer there. On the Map(and GSX downlod) some of the points don't appear to be in the correct position. Particularly Waypoints 6 and 7, possibly 10 as well. Although sunny when set off the mist came down, and made navigation hard, there are a lot of intersecting paths on the mountain. Would possibly suggest someone with greater navigation skills than me check out some of the coordinates